Stretch Marks in Men: What to Know – Feed Pink

Stretch Marks in Men: What to Know

A common misconception about stretch marks is that only women get them. This may be because many women get stretch marks in pregnancy when their skin rapidly grows to accommodate a baby. But men get stretch marks as well, and there are some causes that may make them more likely to get them.

Why do stretch marks occur?
Doctors haven’t pinpointed one cause for stretch marks. Instead, they think stretch marks are a combination of several factors that cause changes to occur in the skin. These include:

physical stretching of the skin
changes to skin cells
Doctors do know there are life events that’re more likely to cause stretch marks. These include puberty and weight gain. Both factors may be influenced by hormones, as well as stretching of the skin.

Stretch marks also have a genetic component, so if someone in your family has stretch marks, you’re more likely to get them.

Home remedies

1 Use The Potato Power
The juice of potato contains minerals, which are essential for restoring skin cells (for getting rid of stretch marks in male).These nutrients promote the healing process. It also helps to treat blemishes as well.  Moreover, it promotes the growth of new and healthy cells. All you have to do is select a fresh potato and slice it into a few medium sized pieces. Make sure the presence of sufficient juice in all of those slices. Then you can take and rub them on your stretch marks, one by one. Finally, when the rubbing is done, just wait for the juices to dry up and then you can wash them off using lukewarm water. Alternatively, mix equal amount of potato and cucumber juice and use it to treat stretch marks.
2 Use The Olive Oil
As you know, olive oil is infused with vitamin-E, which is very good for your skin. It also help to reduce stretch marks for men.Olive oil is packed with the essential nutrients that help to nourish the skin. It promotes the blood circulation and improves the skin elasticity. Therefore, it is the best remedy for stretch marks and you can try applying olive oil over your stretch marks.
Slight warm the olive oil. Then massage it on and around the stretch marks. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Alternatively, you can apply a mixture of the vinegar, olive oil and water on the affected skin before going to sleep. Do this regularly to treat stretch marks.
3 Make The Sugar Scrub
White sugar with a little bit of almond oil is very useful and can also help a lot to fade your stretch marks up to a high extent. Moreover, sugar is a great exfoliate and help you to get a scar free skin. Combine a tablespoon of white sugar and a few drops of  almond oil. Mix this thoroughly and spread it on the stretch marks and around it. Gently massage it on the skin for 5-7 minutes. Do this before taking a shower. Do this regularly to get rid of the stretch marks for male and female both.
4 Increase Vitamin-C Consumption
If vitamin-C is taken as an oral supplement alongside the glycolic acid, it can help to reduce the occurrence of stretch marks in male. About the using the natural methods to get rid of stretch marks, few things are to be remembered. Such as, all the natural methods for stretch marks reduction are long term treatments so they must not be discontinued or given a break. All the ingredients used in these methods are mostly natural and eco-friendly and of course, effective in the reduction of stretch marks, but they will take longer time do so (as mentioned before, their use will be like a long term treatment).
5 Apply The Aloe-Vera Gel
Aloe-Vera is probably the most effective trick for skin problems especially stretch marks. It has soothing and healing properties that help to get rid of stretch marks. You can also use it to treat pimple and acne scars as well. Rub a fresh gel of the aloe vera leaf on the stretch marks. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Alternatively, apply a mixture of aloe vera gel and Vitamin E oil and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse it off.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of stretch marks, talk to your dermatologist about possible treatment options and preventive measures. They can take your specific health needs into account and make recommendations.

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